Rumor has it Gilda is building
her own shuttle craft to carry her
bod back and forth to acapulco.
She's there so often, Jerry thinks
he's save money in the long run.
He's just a little worried about
using the FARMHOUSE smoke
for fuel...even THAT much smoke
couldn't fly a plane, could it?
Miss eLPaso transplant to D is
evidently doing well. Her storybook club is almost tops in town
now, and so are her silly little
tricks...isn't nice to have mem in
your place LEGAL now?
Speak easy about the two in
Dallas who've made a sensational
comeback all the way from oblivion, along with their toupee'd
friend--they're doing well together.
One of the mayoral candidates
needs to look a bit closer at the
s uppo rt coming from a ce rtain
individual-he is disliked and distrusted in the gay community, and
could very well be the reason for
swaying the vote away from him.
And a certain state legislator
has a golden opportunity of getting the Gay vote if he handles
hi sself carefully*. . "
<T At that cocktail party last week
<TSAWyou pour that Highland Mist
into the J&B bottle. THAT'S why
I drank out of the Highland Mist
bottle that night. Did it freak you
out, you cheap thing?
Sporting a mustach, Delia still
won't return to the stage. One
last suggestion...how UNISEX
Terry (Barbra Streisand) still
packs 'em in at RonSues's.
Miss BOMBTHREAT is back in
town again and still vocal about
Tiffany is back at the Bayou
Landing in Dallas.
Sahdji waa here and gone before
Dennis could throw his curves.,
" Speaking of Sahdji, she'll get
$300. for her performance and
$208. air fare from wherever she
will be playing Halloween.
The round-trip all expense paid
prize to Hawaii, was Bill Bakers
idea..Dennis wanted a more exotic
C.J. Harrington, MR. DAVID,
has been hosted by the president
of the Club Baths Chain in Miama
recently; but when he gets to the
BL here in Houston, he still has
to pay to get in the joint!
The mistress of the ranchy joint
sent Bette Midler a telegram inviting same to her place for the
evening; showing good taste, she
didn't go, but did mention the name
to the audience.
We're waiting for Walter Price
to re-appear. It's been a while,
and it makes us nervous when we
don't know what he's up to.
The Silver Dollar Saloon is up
to its old tricks again...now that
EL GLASS STEINO is bringing
dragon addicts out to the area,
it is again employing otherwise
"dead" queens...why did it wait
so long this time...or is it content to take slough-off money.
...how are the roaches doing
there these days?
Well FANNY FARMER finally made it to europe and back.
Now a world-traveler, she's
hungrier than ever, and decides
Americans are better eaters.
And mother Chuck seems more
lively these days now that she's
sporting contacts...she doesn't
have to squint anymore to see
those tricks, and the crows fenet
seem to be disappearing...
An old issue of GBI magazine
was floating around here recently.
Will the 60's change its name
to the 30's, now that half of 'em
is gone? -
When the state authorized the
legal right turn on red, wouldn't
you know Dallas would have its
sign ready at almost all of its
major corners saying NO right
on red....that town dumbfounds
the rest of the country. Why in
heaven's name can't it let well
enough alone? It's one of the
few towns in the country that
hasn't enough sense to turn off
the crossing lights after a certain hour, when there is no traffic to speak of; it couldn't care
less about conserving energy;
it just wants to keep the police
traffic courts busy!
BROWNE BRECKENRIDGE, you
must stop eating those beans; this
whole town has been polluted
lately, and I'm sure it couldn t
be your mouth, so it has to be
those beans....COME ALIVE
again girl, we miss your sassy
The one time of year that people
have the opportunity for self-expression. It's upon us now, and
Gays throughout Texas are busily
planning outfits, needling and sewing hard away at costumes and
regalia to bedazzle and delight
their fellow compadres at the
Ballas and Bars where the challenge they'll meet will be strong
contention for crowns, trophies
and cash awards, all on this, the
most traditional Gay night of the
The central core of Gay Life
to a large majority is the Bar or
Lounge. It's the focal point for
most activities; meeting, playing,
dancing, and re-acquainting with
old friends. And this year Halo-
ween promises to be the most exciting ever! Look at all the new
places now open that weren't here
last year. And the bar people well
aware of the revenue such a night
normally brings, are all gearing
up to giving away literally thousands of dollars in order to capture your business that night. But
one word needs be said for all
this. However mercenary the individual bar owner(s) may seem
to you for taking your money, it
should be understood that this revenue helps them survive the year
long, and gives you the year-round
romping place you frequent. But
truly, the pri ncipal reason for
such gala prizes and awards and
parties at these places is not so
much to finance themselves, as
most GIVE AWAY more than they
take in that night, but rather, it
is an expression of gratitude to
you for your patronage, and should
be seen in that light. And this
year it will be rewarding at so
many places. BUT..keep in mind
when you choose whdre to spend
Halloween....what did THAT bar
do for YOU the rest of the year?
In the last issue of the Nuntius
a statement was made and was
printed concerning the Dallas
bars, in general. It was written
by a contributor in what may have
been good intention, but without
real foundation. This counterpoint
should set the record straight.
FIRSTLY....if there is bickering
between the bars, it is the gossip
of the patrons making that happen
and not the owners. In my last
visit to Big D I saw no evidence
of any rivalry even bordering on
hostility. In fact, it was apparent
even to the most objective observer, that the bars stand together more united now than ever
in an attempt to bring to the days
of the future a way Gays can go
freely from one bar to another
and have no fear of reprisals.
The bar operators have been
visiting one another, and have even
attempted at one point to consolidate a program which wouldbring
to fore a stabilized pricing of the
beverages. This fell apart notbe-
cause of lack of unity, but because the Gays started bellyaching
about price-fixing, and gouging.
Gays pay less for their drinks
per capita in the better Gay bars,
than they would have to pay in the
straight bars; Gay bar cost of
operation is usually considerably
higher than straights, and in recent years, beer, liquor, etc. have
all taken a sharp rise in cost.
The committee which formed to
align the prices did so with YOU
in mind, so you could go from one
place to another, and know what
to expect to pay. Instead your
sharp cries of alarm just set the
long-needed program back onto a
This isn't San Francisco, perhaps, but a guild certainly has
been working there quite well for
a long time, and the beneficiary
is the patron.
It was never the intention of
the bar owners to initiate a plan
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
that would create a higher cost
to DALLASITES. It was a plan
based on realistic figures that
should have worked. But while
still in infancy, the shaky operators lost their nerve and backed
off thinking customers would boy-
That was a shame. BECAUSE
the side-benefits you, the patron
would have accrued, would have
far outweighed the added cost of
your bar drinks. For example, the
free legal counsel to Gays who
might be arrested in Gay bars, or
wrongfully arrested on D.W.I, or
other charges when leaving a bar,
or arrested in a club for various
sexual misconduct charges, etc.
These items were the meat, the
true substance of the guild planned
It's time for Gay's to realize
that bars are a business and to
survive they have to make money.
And to MAKE MONEY these bars
have to charge reasonable prices.
The proposed guild would have
been strong help for the little bar
who is forced to reduce its price
to be competitive...but the larger
bar can gobble it up by matching
the price-cut and dealing in volume, can STILL MAKE MONEY!
DDA bar owners guild is import
ant to have, and Dallas should be
FOR one NOT against.
But there is no bickering between the bar owners today, and
there probably won't be in the
future, because if only one good
thing arose from the attemgt at
creating the Guild, was a mutual
understanding of one another's
. - -Set-to the. forecaster oLglopjil.:
who wishes people to think that
bar operators are venemous lechers out to grab all they can from
Gay patrons, I say, grab a bar
stool at some straight club some
night...you'll be glad to come home
to a Gay bar.
Why can't you do something a
bout the quality of your pix? Some
are really bad! Can't you do something about it?
We've already improved the
paper stock. The cameraman now
needs some. Tell Bob C. to get
on the ball with his film.
What's going to happen at the
Hi Kamp now that their best performers left?
Did it lose their BEST performers? From all reports that
Klub still leads the pack in bods.
That was some good looking
front page last issue; is he a local boy?
Yep! A contest winner sponsored by Club Houston here.
^ H en i £
Why do the bar owners always
wait until the last minute to tell
about events like Halloween and
New Year's events?
I think it's because they like
keeping people in suspense; perhaps some wait until the last to
report so their competition will
not have the edge. We hope in the
NEXT issue, they'll start for the
New Year's Eve plans.
You might call me a closet
case - I don't go to bars here at
all, but I enjoy reading your paper. Is there any other place but
the bars where I can buy a copy?
The Commerce Street News
Stand in Dallas carries it.